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Carey Purcell is a New-York based reporter, author and theater critic. She writes about entertainment, pop culture, politics and current events from a feminist perspective.
Carey’s work has been published in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Politico, The Guardian, The Nation, American Theatre Magazine, Dame Magazine and numerous other publications. Read more.
Published: How Immersive Theater Is Bringing Intimacy Back to Entertainment
Originally published on Electric Literature View this story online Where is Narnia?” I joked as I stepped through the back of the large wooden wardrobe featured in the center of a Lower East Side basement. I didn’t actually expect to … Continue reading
Review: Be More Chill
“Welcome to the human social ritual known as theater,” intones the pre-recorded voice before the curtain rises on Be More Chill. But theater is just one of the social rituals featured in this new musical that skewers and satirizes societal … Continue reading
Published: How Do You Direct Two Musicals at Once?
Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online Working on two shows simultaneously has driven Andy Sandberg to drink — large quantities of Pepsi Max. “The actors frequently tease me because I am constantly carrying two-liter bottles in my hand,” says … Continue reading
Review: This Ain’t No Disco
The lanky man in the blonde wig has the right idea. The lights in the club are suitably dim, but he keeps his sunglasses on for almost his entire time onstage. Audience members at This Ain’t No Disco, the sprawling … Continue reading
Review: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
There’s a reason why some shows have never succeeded. As much as fans might love them in spite of – or because of – their flaws, their creators simply cannot make them work. And, despite devoted efforts, the much beloved, … Continue reading
Published: 7 Things a Neurosurgeon Wants You to Know About Parkinson’s Treatment
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Review: Desperate Measures
How does one take a noted problem play by Shakespeare filled with abuses of political power and flagrant inequality between the sexes and somehow transform it into a two-hour musical comedy that, despite the aforementioned problems, is utterly zany, ridiculously … Continue reading
Published: How One Man Turned His Love For Theater Into A Grammy-Winning Company
Originally published on Forbes.com View this story online “It’s almost like I had a crystal ball,” Van Dean reflected. “If you look at a lot of the things I’ve done over the past 20 years, a lot of the courses … Continue reading